SHELL 105 mm IFG HE
ROLE :
IFG HE ammunition is one of the six different types of projectiles fired from the 105 mm Indian field gun. This ammunition is employed to demolish army concentrations, fortifications, bunkers and many other defence installations. This is suitable for use both in the plains as well as mountains.
FUNCTION :
105 mm IFG HE ammunition is filled with high explosives, (TNT) and is fitted with fuze 117 MK 20. On hitting the target, the fuze functions and ultimately denotes the explosive charge. The stability of the ammunition is achieved by the spin.

CHARACTERISTICS AND SPECIFICATION

a) Mass of the filled shell

16.97 kgs max

b)

Muzzle velocity

591 M/sec (normal charge)

710 M/sec (super charge)

c)

Maximum range

17600 m (Variable range can be achieved by using different types of cartg cases such as normal charge and super charge)
 
SPECIAL FEATURES :
Because of the greater range, high firepower and mobility of IFG, the ammn. can be very effectively used both in plains and mountains. The ammn. can be fired at all angles of elevation. To adjust the range, different types of charges such as normal charge and super charge are used.
SAFETY :
Mechanical safety devices are incorporated in the fuze to avoid any premature functioning of the fuze during manufacture, handling and transportation.
RELIABILITY :
The IFG weapon has a very high angle of fire and is capable of a very high degree of accuracy. The high angle firing capability enables the gun to be fired as a howitzer.
SHELF LIFE :
The shelf life of the filled ammunition is 30 years.
PACKING :
The packing consist of an inner container and outer package. Two shells packed in laminated paper containers, are further packed in a wooden/steel boxes with suitable packing fitments to ensure snug packing.

STOWAGE DIMENSION :

The stowage dimensions of one box wooden/steel (holding two shells in laminated container) is 741 mm x 210 mm x 352 mm.

 

HAZARD CLASSIFICATION :

The filled & packed shells are classified in

Compatibility group

F
Hazard division 1.2
Fire Fighting classification 2
Contact :
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Ordnance Factory Board
Ayudh Bhawan
Government of India
Ministry of Defence
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